Table 3

Characteristics of the patients' Working Alliance Inventory (WAI-P) and correlations with therapist composite ratings (WAI-T) and psychopathology in the treatment group (n = 41).

Time of assessment

Intercorrelations of the WAI Correlation of 10th session data


Working Alliance Invent. (scale from 1–7)

4th M (SD)

10th M (SD)

Test p

2

2a

2b

2c

IES

BSI depr.

BSI anx.

SF121 Psych.

SF121 Physic


1

Therapists view therap. alliance (composite)

5.6 (.72)

5.8 (.98)

n.s.

.37*

.21

.52**

.17

-.30

-.46*

-.33*

.36*

.11

2

Patients view therap. alliance (composite)

5.8 (.64)

6.3 (.54)

> .001

.92**

.87**

.77**

-.50*

-.50*

-.50*

.35*

.20

2a

Agreement on therapeutic goals

5.8 (.77)

6.3 (.65)

> .005

.85**

.52**

-.53**

-.52*

-.40*

.40*

.13

2b

Agreement on therapeutic tasks

5.7 (.83)

6.2 (.69)

> .001

39*

-.53**

-.61**

-.38*

.48*

.10

2c

Therapeutic bond

6.2 (.69)

6.4 (.57)

> .05

-.25

-.17

-.48*

.03

.28


* p < .05; ** p < .001 1 reversely coded

Knaevelsrud and Maercker BMC Psychiatry 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-7-13

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